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Makaya Sheats

January 29, 2015
7th ELA-5th period

The Story about Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther king was a civil rights leader for black people’s rights. He protested,
marched, spoke, and even died so that one every one of every color can be like brother and
sister and, not be judged by each other’s skin color.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was born in his grandparents’
large Victorian house on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta; GA. King had siblings who grew up with
him. His birth name was not Martin but, he and his father bother changed their names when King
was still young. King and his siblings learned to play instruments at a young age. Though he did
have a good education he was still judged because of the color of his skin. He was one of the best
students in his class.

As Martin Luther King got older later on he attended Booker T. Washington High School.
He skipped both ninth and eleventh grades, and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15,
in 1944. Martin Luther King started taking bible classes in his junior year in college. In 1948,
Martin Luther King Jr. earned a sociology degree and attended the liberal Crozier Theological
Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. Martin Luther King met Coretta Scott at an aspiring singer
and musician, at the New England conservatory school in Boston. They were married in June
1953 and have four children, Yolanda, Martin Luther King the third, Dexter Scott, and Bernice.
King became a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama.

Rough things happen if you were a black person. On March 2, 1955, a 15 year old girl
refused to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The NAACP felt they had an excellent case

to challenge Montgomery’s segregated bus policy. But then it revealed that she was pregnant and
The Civil Rights Leaders were scared this would become a problem. One day when Rosa Parks
was arrested for not giving to her seat on the bus to a white man. Martin Luther King and other
Civil Rights Leaders planned a boycott. In his first speech as the NAACP’s President Martin
Luther King said “We have no alternative but to protest. By 1960 Martin Luther King Jr. was
gaining national notoriety.

Today we still have issues about racism but we get through the problems because, we
have a right to say to speak your mind no matter the color. Thanks to our Martin Luther King and
others we have rights and we have the ability to do things not because of our skin color. Thank
you Martin Luther King for people will not judge my skin color but, my characteristics. Thank
you now, I can be able to integrate with schools, restaurants, and other places. Thank you for
Marching on Washington so I will be treated like a regular person. Thank you for protesting
without violence and being a role model for every young man or woman of color.
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